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Although we've won OpenTable's "Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in America" and "#1 Brunch in Virginia" for 2015 and 2016, you're missing out if you've not yet had dinner at LuLu's. The dinner menu changes to reflect seasonal availability of ingredients, and menu options always include gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan items. LuLu's full bar offers craft cocktails, a variety of bottled and draft beers and ciders, and a substantial wine list.
LuLu's is also available any day of the week for private parties or catering. Please call us or send an e-mail with your inquiry.
Richmond, VA 23219
Contemporary American, Breakfast, French American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm
Dinner is served Wednesday through Saturday from 5:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our chef will prepare custom menus to suit any event, whether you want a wedding reception, business lunch, intimate wine dinner or child's birthday bash.
Street parking is available all around LuLu's, and hourly parking lots are located just west of the train station and across the street from the train station.
We are less than a block away from Main Street Station (Amtrak), and just over a block away from a bus stop on Main Street and 18th Street. To the Bottom and Back (2BNB) provides free bus service and operates on continuous loops throughout Richmond's major arteries from 6 pm to 3 am Thursdays through Saturdays. Uber is very active in our area.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
If you are interested in hosting a special event using our facilities and/or staff, please call Paul Keevil at 804-402-5512.
LuLu's Ratings and Reviews
Great place for brunch with a cool vibe. Interesting art; high energy; attentive staff. The brunch menu items are standard in nature but served with a bit of flair to make them interesting (lamb in an omelette, oysters in a frittata, red velvet batter waffles). Food came out promptly. Good selection on the menu and nice specials (both food and cocktail) - you'll find something you like. Don't let the farmers market construction out front steer you away...its worth the extra bit of walking. It was packed but our opentable reservation solved that.
While Lulu’s brunch was good, we did not find it to be worth all the hype. We got the Lulus Benedict, Fried Chicken and Red Velvet Waffles, and a couple of cocktails. Nothing was bad, but nothing was great either. I will say our server Jen was awesome. Simultaneously professional and casual. She definitely improved our overall experience by a great deal. Might not go back specifically for the food, but I am willing to give it another shot to see if the service is consistently great.
Enjoyed the flavors in the crab bisque, crispy Brussels sprouts, and seafood risotto, but the portion size on the entree (risotto) was quite skimpy, especially given the hefty price tag. Left my first visit not feeling like I got my money’s worth but will give brunch a try still ... I hear that’s better?
Food was great!!! But having to wait for a long time after having a reservation was not good. They kept saying the table we were going to be placed at still has a group that finished their food and paid bill but not getting up, so we had to wait. That in our books is poor service especially when you have a reservation or a certain time
The menu LOOKS amazing - great offerings, but was poorly executed. My bacon in my Huevos Rancheros was barely cooked, the over easy egg described in the menu were well done. Overall not impressed with the food. The staff were amazing, the music was awesome (rock/heavy rock), and I was really excited to eat here. Our drinks, mimosa and a bloody mary, were OK - but the food really took my Sunday down a peg for a place that seemed to have the potential to be amazing.
Fabulous food and patio ambiance. Top notch service by our lovely waiter Michael who was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. We had hot, delicious, and fresh food within 15 minutes of ordering. Very impressed. We will return! I highly recommend the vegetarian pasta option with the citrus sauce. Unique and delicious!! Thanks Michael!
LuLu's never lets me down. I would highly recommend a reservation as this place is busy all the time. Also, leave yourself some time to find parking since street parking has been reduces due to the renovation of the old farmers market and the entire party must be present to be seated. They will hold the reservation for ten minutes after the reservation time. Service was great and the only 'problem' is trying to figure out which one of their delicious dishes to choose.
We made a reservation on opentable about ten minutes before we came in and were able to skip the line for brunch and be seated immediately. The red velvet waffle was delicious, and the server was very attentive. Food came out quickly. The place was very busy, full of families and groups of friends, but everyone seemed to be getting food quickly and to receive good service.
Enjoyed a lovely dinner with a loved one. We happened to be there while there was heavy construction on the street Lulu's is on so it was very quiet but the music selection was really good. Both the salad and entree were delicious, they had a good wine and drink selection, but we don't drink so it was wasted on us. Definitely looking forward to my next opportunity to dine there.
Went for Sunday brunch. Very busy but we were seated promptly at our reservation time. (don't leave home without one!). Jennifer was our server, and she was great! Energetic and engaging. All the food was delicious, although we never did get our bread pudding! We were having so much fun with Jennifer that we didn't realize until we got home that we never got it!
Hands down one of the best brunch spots I have been to in a long time. Waitress and staff were every friendly. They even got us in a bit sooner than our reservation! Please be aware that a reservation during brunch is a must! Try the peach mimosas...my goodness. I had the red velvet waffles and chicken. I cleaned my plate!
This is from Sunday, October 30th for a 11:30 reservation.
We made a reservation and upon arrival waited almost 30 minutes for our table to be ready. It seems they don't actually reserve a table but instead just call it a reservation when you're essentially a walk-in. In fact, we waited a few minutes to even get inside as everyone just piles up at the host stand. It would be nice if the host/hostess asks large groups to have only one person wait inside as opposed to groups of 8 that block the doorway. The hallway between the inside/outside smelled of VERY strong body order. It was reminiscent of the time I was on a French subway with no a/c in the middle of summer.
Thinking that maybe I could grab two seats at the bar I waited as the bartender cleared two seats. She saw me, then turned and called over another two people to sit there. I asked the hostess if the bar seating was first come, first serve and she replied yes.
Once being seated we waited another 10 minutes for our server to come to our table and bring water. She did, but had no welcome to us or apology for the long wait. It seems there is a huge disconnect between the host stand and the servers as we were visibly unhappy. The food was meh, the wait was long, and the service just okay. What topped it off was the 6-top next to us that was SHOUTING at each other and having one large conversation. I'm generally pretty easy going as I worked in the bar business for years but this group was so loud. In hindsight I wish we would have asked to have been moved. But after everything else we were so turned off we just wanted to eat and bail. In hindsight I wish we would have just left after finding out our reservation didn't actually mean we had a table reserved.
The service was great. Our waitress who was Mother Nature (it was Halloween Weekend) was on point with our food and drinks.
The brunch menu was amazing. I had the Corn beef hash with egg whites, delicious. The apple bread pudding was hot it just melted right in your mouth. And to wash everything down I had the signature Pear mimosas. Will eat here again next time I’m in Richmond. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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